The hands started to appear in the studio before the pandemic - they were intuitive. They didn’t relate immediately to the projects coming to life in the studio at the time. Before COVID-19 the hands were a project that took on a form of caretaking; of a heritage of craft techniques, of ghosts and spirits invisible but present. As the hands were being put up at a solo show in New York City, the world changed. Hands suddenly became a more complex symbol for a world collapsed in uncertainty.